… and the Met Office warns there is still more rain to come
Cold snap to give way to heavy rain and gale force winds on Friday
England won today's Twenty20 to retain the Ashes
First Twenty20 International: England 151-1 (17.5 overs) beat Australia 150-3 (20 overs) by nine wickets
Giles feels that England cannot overlook someone of Pietersen's ability given their failure to capitalise on winning positions in Australia
Britain's economic output grew at its fastest pace in January since September 2007, the Confederation of British Industry said today
Children who are fluent readers are being damaged by the Government’s insistence on using synthetic phonics in the classroom, a leading academic warns today.
When Jeremy Paxman stood on Westminster Bridge and recounted the events of 4 August, 1914, just the familiar authoritative tone of his voice made 100 years ago feel like today. He could have been reading the headlines on Newsnight.
Warburton will be released to play for Cardiff Blues at no cost and comes in a week that Alun Wyn Jones also chose to remain in Wales
Regular readers will recall my articles about overseas pensioners and the anger felt by around half a million of them who have had their state pensions frozen.
Agree? Disagree? This is your chance to have a say - right in front of the editors of i and The Independent
The Kent slider finishes ninth in Konigssee, enough to finish the season as champion
The French can talk a brilliant game, especially when England loom large on their horizon. "It's a mythical match for us," said Pascal Papé of Stade Francais, the new captain of Les Bleus, "and losing is not an option." Then came the coach, Philippe Saint-André, and his assertion that in Paris a week on Saturday, his side would "not start with the starter but begin with the main course, with roast beef straight away". When it comes to the word play, Stuart Lancaster and company struggle to keep pace.
Plus, expensive property hotspots outside London, and a look at house prices around Europe
Defeat on Friday will make it nine internationals in a row on tour
A legal ruling made in France today has opened the way to millions of euros in compensation for British and other women who were fitted with defective French-made breast implants.